Nollamara Boy Charged Over Warwick Scrub Fire

A 14-year-old Nollamara boy has been charged after lighting a scrub fire in Warwick. Arson Squad and Strike Force Vulcan detectives will allege that the boy set fire to some scrub in the vicinity of Warwick open space on Tuesday at about 3:30pm. It quickly spread, burning approximately two hectares of bushland. The Department of…

Consultation Plan to Improve Gender Equality for WA Women

WA women are getting the opportunity to have their say in a state government plan to achieve gender equality in the state. Women will have the chance to share their aspirations and challenges facing them, as well as the changes they would like to see to enable them to fully participate socially and economically. “In…

Roe 8 Backers Fight Deletion of Road Reserve With New Petition

Roe 8 supporters have claimed the controversial highway extension is not dead, again fighting to save the project for future construction amid state government plans to permanently delete the road reserve. Backers of the extension state that Roe 8 will still cut the road’s congestion, with federal Liberal Party MP Ben Morton launching a petition…

LATEST: Forrestdale Bushfire Remains Uncontained as Flames Expand

DFES has advised residents living in southern areas of Forrestdale to be vigilant as a  bushfire continues to threaten residents. DFES spokesman Allen Gale said the fire had been fanned by wind and has since doubled in size, remaining uncontained. He said the fire had “jumped over Armadale Road”, while a watch and act alert…

New Direct Flight Service Opens Up WA for Japanese Tourists

Japanese visitors to WA will be able to make more frequent trips following the opening of a new daily direct flight service between Japan and the state. The McGowan government has opened the flight service between Perth and Tokyo on Thursday with All Nippon Airways (ANA) operating the flights seven days a week. The airline…

Forrestdale and Armadale Bushfire Threatens Lives and Homes

A bushfire is threatening lives and homes in southern parts of Forrestdale and Armadale. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) advised residents to act immediately to survive, after issuing an emergency bushfire warning to people in the area. The warning has been issued for people bounded by Anstey Road, Keane Road, Armadale Road,…

Concerns Held For Missing Visiting Chinese Woman

WA Police are concerned for the welfare of a Chinese woman who has not been heard from by family since late January. Police are seeking information about the whereabouts of Chen Dong, who arrived in WA from China in November last year. The 30-year-old woman last made contact with her family on 28 January, stating…

State Government Rethinking Its Contract With Huawei

By Vesh Arumugam WA government is rethinking if it would continue its contract with China’s giant tech Huawei to maintain to build and maintain a new digital 4G radio network for the Perth train system, after some sensational releases by the United States Justice Department last week. The allegations are Huawei has been allegedly defrauding banks…

McGowan, Saffioti Need to Abandon Huawei Rail Comms Contract: Opposition

The State Opposition has stated that the McGowan government needs to leave its $136 million 4G rail communications deal with Chinese telco Huawei, following criminal charges being laid against the company and its CEO. Shadow transport spokesperson Liza Harvey said there were concerns about the suitability of the contract and Premier Mark McGowan needed to…

Crocodile Skull Recovered After A Man Charged

By Helene Fung, Photo Supplied By: WA Police A 42kg saltwater crocodile skull which was stolen from a Kununurra Museum sometime between Friday 25 January and Tuesday 29 January 2019 had been recovered. Kununurra Police has charged a 33 year old man from Kalumburu for its theft. He is due to appear in the Kununurra…